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plaster of paris dangers

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by misterroy, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. misterroy

    misterroy New commenter

    Student lost fingers making a cast
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/schoolgirl-lost-fingers-in-plaster-of-paris-1801591.html

    A student in my authority lost fingers in much the same way a few years ago.
     
  2. misterroy

    misterroy New commenter

    Student lost fingers making a cast
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/schoolgirl-lost-fingers-in-plaster-of-paris-1801591.html

    A student in my authority lost fingers in much the same way a few years ago.
     
  3. bigpedro

    bigpedro New commenter

    Roll out the ban on Plaster of Paris then.
    Seriously? surely common sense dictates that if you cast your hands, you won't be able to get them out. I can understand that the student may not have realised the exothermic nature of the material but really????
    Feel a little sorry for the teacher, but then again, we should all know better with hindsight shouldn't we?
     
  4. Bit of an old story - report 2009, accident occured 2007.
    At the time we had it up on our staff room notice board along with some advice from the LA - namely "don't do this".
     

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